Attorney general to warn hacking committee about prejudice risk – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in attorney general, inquiries, news, prosecutions, reports by sally

“An influential parliamentary committee is to be warned by the attorney general, Dominic Grieve, that its imminent report into phone-hacking could prejudice criminal cases being brought against a number of journalists and editors.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2012

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Vulnerable adults still protected by High Court’s “great safety net” – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted April 10th, 2012 in appeals, human rights, jurisdiction, mental health, news by sally

“Where adults have capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA 2005), does the ‘great safety net’ of the High Court’s inherent jurisdiction still exist to guard them from the effect on their decision making of undue influence, coercion, duress etc? In its judgment handed down on 28 March 2012, the Court of Appeal confirmed that it does.”

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UK Human Rights Blog, 6th April 2012

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Courts confiscate firearms and knives in east of England – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2012 in confiscation, courts, firearms, freedom of information, news, offensive weapons by sally

“Seven firearms, about 50 replica guns and nearly 3,000 knives have been confiscated in courts in the east of England over the past three years, the BBC can reveal.”

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BBC News, 9th April 2012

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Energy regulator to get augmented powers – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in consumer protection, energy, fines, news by sally

“Energy companies guilty of overcharging households will be forced to compensate consumers by a beefed-up industry watchdog under government proposals to be published this week.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Government pay-out for man handed over to Libyan torturers – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in compensation, intelligence services, Libya, news, rendition, torture by sally

“Ministers are preparing to pay substantial compensation to a senior military commander in the new Libyan government who was abducted and sent to Libya at the request of Colonel Gaddafi eight years ago.”

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The Independent, 10th April 2012

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Millions paid out to teachers for classroom assaults and accidents – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in accidents, assault, compensation, news, teachers, trade unions by sally

“Assaults, accidents, injuries and discrimination in the workplace have seen teachers collectively secure millions of pounds in compensation claims, according to figures released by three teaching unions to coincide with annual conferences over the Easter holidays.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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Illegal mince pies and other UK legal legends – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2012 in legal history, news by sally

“The Law Commission has proposed the abolition of 800 antiquated laws, but there is a wealth of mythology about what is and isn’t illegal.”

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BBC News, 6th April 2012

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NHS failings that left babies with brain damage set to cost £235m – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in birth, damages, hospitals, midwives, news, personal injuries by sally

“Blunders by hospital staff which leave newborn babies brain-damaged in the first few days of their lives are set to cost the NHS more than £235m, official figures reveal.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Curbs planned on motorists who abuse prescription drugs – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in drug abuse, medicines, news, road traffic offences, sentencing by sally

“Motorists who get behind the wheel while impaired by prescribed drugs will face prosecution under new laws to be unveiled by ministers next month.”

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Daily Telegraph, 10th April 2012

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How do you get lawyers to do what is ‘right’? – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in legal education, legal profession, news, professional conduct by sally

“UCL Centre for Ethics and Law hopes to create a culture where lawyers do more than complying with the minimum they can get away with.”

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The Guardian, 5th April 2012

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‘As seen on TV’ claims cannot be made in ads for products that appeared only as unbranded props, CAP says – OUT-LAW.com

Posted April 10th, 2012 in advertising, consumer protection, news by sally

“Companies cannot claim that the product they are advertising is ‘… as seen on TV ‘ or ‘… as seen in’ certain publications if those products merely featured as unbranded props in programmes or in paid-for ads in those mediums, an ad body has said.”

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OUT-LAW.com, 5th April 2012

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Wealthy couples turning to arbitration to settle divorce disputes – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in arbitration, divorce, news by sally

“An increasing number of wealthy couples are turning to new arbitration schemes to settle divorce disputes rather than squabbling in public through the courts, reports suggest.”

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Daily Telegraph, 9th April 2012

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Forced marriages blight lives, but criminalising them would not work – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in crime, forced marriages, news by sally

“There are better ways to combat forced marriages than creating a new offence, which would deter victims from seeking help.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Theresa May pledges to end ‘family rights’ bar on deportation – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in deportation, families, human rights, immigration, news by sally

“New immigration rules are to be introduced to make it more difficult for foreign criminals to resist deportation by invoking their right to a family life under the European convention on human rights.”

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The Guardian, 8th April 2012

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Divorce: The warring couples who fight for the right to a frying pan – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 10th, 2012 in divorce, news by sally

“It’s the little things in a divorce that can turn out to be the biggest headaches, say lawyers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th April 2012

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Riot victim’s father spared jail sentence – The Independent

“Tariq Jahan, the bereaved father from Birmingham whose appeal for calm after his son’s death in last summer’s riots helped quell further violence, was spared jail yesterday after being convicted of grievous bodily harm.”

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The Independent, 6th April 2012

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Riots may be controlled with chemicals – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in chemical weapons, news, public order, violent disorder, weapons by sally

“Future riots could be quelled by projectiles containing chemical irritants fired by police using new weapons that are now in the final stages of development.”

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The Guardian, 9th April 2012

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Public interest ‘high’ in publishing NHS risk register – BBC News

Posted April 10th, 2012 in freedom of information, health, news, public interest, tribunals by sally

“The public interest in publishing a risk assessment of the NHS overhaul in England is ‘very high, if not exceptional’, a tribunal has ruled.”

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BBC News, 5th April 2012

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Unfair dismissal reform divides government and unions – The Guardian

Posted April 10th, 2012 in news, time limits, unfair dismissal by sally

“The amount of time an employee has to work for an organisation before he or she can make an unfair dismissal claim against the employer has doubled to two years, in a move the government says will boost growth but unions say will result in a ‘hire and fire’ culture.”

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The Guardian, 6th April 2012

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Juror jailed for contempt after jetting off to Malta – The Independent

Posted April 10th, 2012 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing by sally

“A juror has been jailed for 56 days after she said she was too sick to attend court and promptly jetted off on a two week holiday to Malta.”

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The Independent, 5th April 2012

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